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These amazing blood orange cocktails turn this beautiful fruit into some of the most refreshing, tasty drinks you’ve ever had! Perfect for brunch, the holidays or just a refreshing summer drink (I’ll tell you how to substitute blood oranges if they’re not in season!)–these blood orange drinks will not disappoint!
WHAT CAN I SUBSTITUTE FOR BLOOD ORANGES?
Although blood oranges are have an unmistakable, gorgeous color and flavor, other oranges can definitely be substituted in all of these orange drinks! So if you can’t find them or they are out of season, NO WORRIES!
Some of the best substitutes for blood oranges in drinks are:
Cara Cara Oranges
20 Amazing Blood Orange Cocktail Recipes
There aren't many fruits that are more beautiful than the blood orange! And they happen to make AMAZING cocktails, too! Can't find blood oranges? No worries! Check out my list of substitutions above!
These Honey Blood Orange Margaritas with Smoky Lime Salt are a seasonal twist on a classic, featuring winter citrus at its finest, along with a smoky salt rim that really takes these flavors over the top!
Enjoy the fleeting blood orange season with these Blood Orange Whiskey Sours (can be Bourbon Sours, too!). Blood oranges not only turn this cocktail into a gorgeous color, but add a sweetness to it too!
Blood Orange Moscow Mule is a crisp, refreshing cocktail with a blend of vodka, ginger beer and plenty of fresh blood orange juice! Serve this beautiful drink up in a copper mug or fun martini glasses!
This Blood Orange Pisco Sour combines the gorgeous red juice and distinct raspberry-citrus flavor of the blood orange with pisco and egg white in a beautiful pisco sour variant! Finish with a shake or two of orange bitters, and a slice or a twist or blood orange. Qué rico!
ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BLOOD ORANGES?
Yes, there are three main types of blood oranges: Moro, Tarocco and Sanguinello.
Moro: Most common blood orange in the U.S. and known for a bright orange peel and bright red/orange center.
Tarocco: Known as the most sweet and flavorful of the three types of blood oranges. The tarocco orange is also seedless!
Sanguinello: Very similar to the Moro orange but mostly grown in Southern Italy.
WHEN ARE BLOOD ORANGES IN SEASON?
Blood orange season is typically December through May. The Moros are usually available from December through March. The Tarocco season is a bit later– January through May.
WHAT DOES A BLOOD ORANGE TASTE LIKE?
Fresh blood oranges taste as good as they look! The flavor of blood oranges is sweet with slight hints of cherry and grapefruit! If you like regular oranges (navel oranges), you’ll love blood oranges! They are such a refreshing change!